|Year:||Finished 2nd as Assistant Coach in 2012-13|
Josh Meyer, a standout scholar-athlete with more than a decade of coaching experience at all three NCAA divisions, was promoted to head coach of the Saint Michael's College men's basketball program on March 18, 2013. He served as the squad's full-time assistant coach in both 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Meyer joined the Purple Knights after spending the 2010-11 school year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where he worked as the director of recreation, intramurals and club sports. He also was the head coach of the boys' basketball program at Burncoat High School in Worcester during the 2009-10 season.
Before his employment at Holy Cross, Meyer spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Harvard University men’s basketball program. He earned his master’s degree in education from Harvard in 2008, completing the University’s Urban Teacher Education Program, and contributed to all areas of the Ivy League program led by head coach Tommy Amaker.
Meyer first worked with Saint Michael's Head Coach Michael Harding while the two were assistant coaches between 2004-05 and 2006-07 at Stonehill College, a fellow member of the Northeast-10 Conference. Meyer helped guide Stonehill to the 2006 NCAA Tournament Final Four, and during Meyer's three-year tenure with the Skyhawks, the team compiled a 63-27 record.
Prior to working at Stonehill, Meyer spent four years as a men’s basketball assistant coach at four different institutions. He was the assistant coach at Connecticut College in New London, Conn., in the 2003-04 season, an assistant coach at New York University for 2002-03, a graduate assistant at Fairfield (Conn.) University in 2001-02 and, in 2000-01, an assistant coach in New York City with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice men’s basketball program.
Meyer has a multitude of summer camp coaching and counselor experience, including at Division I institutions Fairfield, Harvard, the University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, Duke University, the University of North Carolina and Northeastern University.
Meyer enjoyed a three-year career as a member of the men’s basketball program at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., averaging 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 61 contests. Meyer captained the Cardinals as a senior and was named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic team as a junior. Meyer’s teams compiled winning records in each of his final two seasons, and he graduated in 2000 with a degree in economics.
Michael Larkin completed his first season as a part-time assistant coach with the Saint Michael's men's basketball team in 2012-13 before being promoted to a full-time position on March 18, 2013.
Larkin served as a graduate intern for the past two school years at Rutgers University at Newark, helping the Division III Scarlet Raiders post a cumulative 33-21 mark while twice competing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Metro Tournament, including advancing to the 2011 title game. He was involved in numerous aspects of the program, including recruiting and scouting opposing teams.
During the 2009-10 school year, Larkin was an assistant coach at Bard (N.Y.) College. Since 2009, he has also been a coach and commissioner in the Hoop Group, a basketball camp based out of Pennsylvania.
As an upperclassman at Albright (Pa.) College, Larkin appeared in 35 games between 2007-08 and 2008-09 while helping the squad go 17-9 each season, advancing as far as the ECAC Southern Tournament championship game during his junior year. A Jacob Albright Scholar in 2006, Larkin earned bachelor's degrees in mathematics and Spanish before completing his master's degree in public administration at Rutgers-Newark in 2012.
Jon Rock returns to the Saint Michael's men's basketball coaching staff in 2012-13 for his second season as the second assistant coach. A native of South Burlington, Rock was an assistant coach for four seasons at Norwich University in Northfield prior to his inaugural campaign with the Purple Knights.
As the lone full-time assistant on Norwich's staff, Rock was heavily involved with all aspects of the Division III program, including being charged with scouting as well as coordinating the team's East Coast recruiting efforts. Rock helped guide the Cadets to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament each of his four seasons, including advancing to the semifinals last winter. Norwich went 16-11 overall and 11-7 in the league in 2010-11, its first above-.500 showings since 2006-07. The squad also garnered its first postseason win since 2005-06.
Rock was a counselor at the Five Star Basketball Camp between 2008 and 2010 after serving as a varsity boys' assistant coach at Rice Memorial High School, his alma mater, during the 2006-07 season, leading the team to the Division I state title. Rock was previously the junior varsity boys' head coach for two seasons at Rice.
A four-year member of the Norwich men's basketball team, Rock was a captain during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior in 2000-01, he led the Cadets in scoring (13.0), assists per game (5.2) and free throw shooting (84.9%). Rock completed his degree in communications in 2009.